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Guide to the Stewardesses for Women's Rights Oral History Collection OH 012

Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archive
Elmer Holmes Bobst Library
70 Washington Square South
10th Floor
New York, NY 10012
(212) 998-2630

Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives

Collection processed by Unattributed NYU Libraries staff and David A. Olson

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on July 24, 2018 using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Scope and Content Note

The collection is comprised of two oral history interviews taken by Sarah Rapport, the recording an event regarding Stewardesses for Women's Rights, a recording of a SFWR commercial, a recording of a slideshow on labor rights for women flight attendants, and recording of an SFWR meeting.

Rapport's interviews are with Kathleen Heenan and Cindy Hounsell. She took them in 1985 while preparing her dissertation on the SFWR. The interviews include discussions of the fight for gender equality in the workplace, airline policies regarding appearance and personal lives, training, the nature of the work, and life as a flight attendant. Additional topics are the activities of the SFWR, the union's internal politics, and the role of feminism for SFWR members.


Access compact disks are arranged alphabetically. Master cassettes are arranged by an archivist-devised numbering scheme that appears to represent the order that the repository received the materials.